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Stainless Steel Alcohol / Moonshine Still

4 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews
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  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Please refer to the product description and also the manual that is sent in very package to learn the working functionality of the product
  • Ironclad Money Back Guarantee: An entirely risk-free 90 day trial period. If you are not completely satisfied, simply return it within 90 days for a full refund, including all shipping costs both ways. PLEASE NOTE: The hot plate in the photos is not included.
  • Compact 1/2 gallon size is perfect for getting started with distillation. Starting with a 12% alcohol solution (such as wine), it will yield approximately 7 ounces of hard alcohol. Starting with a 20% alcohol solution (such as mash made from yeast available at most brew supply stores), it will yield approximately 12 ounces of hard alcohol.
  • Extremely Easy to Use -- Comes with easy to understand instructions that will have you quickly distilling. And unlike most stills, TableTop Still requires NO running water--eliminating the need for complicated cooling tube hookups.
  • Completely Safe -- Made entirely of premium Type 304 stainless steel which will not react with liquids that you are distilling ; Now there is an EASY and SAFE way to distill your own hard alcohol at home.
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Product Description

This still makes it extremely EASY and SAFE to make your own alcoholic spirits at home. Comes with very EASY to follow instructions and, unlike most stills, there is no running water required. Constructed entirely of Type 304 stainless steel (the type of stainless used in premium cookware), ensuring a SAFE final product, untainted by any leaching or reaction that can happen with other types of metals. The compact 1/2 gallon capacity is the perfect size to get you started with distillation-not too large to make it unwieldy for a kitchen, but big enough to yield 7 to 12 ounces of liquor. And it's all backed by an Ironclad 90 Day Money Back Guarantee. Try it for 90 days and if unsatisfied for any reason, simply return it for a full refund including the cost of return shipping. PLEASE NOTE: The hot plate in the photos is not included--it is only shown to depict a setup.

INSTRUCTIONS TO AVOID BAD TASTE

The issue of bad taste is an issue with ALL alcohol stills-not just our product. It is the nature of alcohol distillation but it can be prevented
1. Wash all components before distilling. This removes any oils/residue from the manufacturing process which can cause bad taste
2. The first portion of the distillate that comes out of the alcohol still is called the "heads" and will ALWAYS taste bad. This is the nature of alcohol distillation with ALL alcohol stills, not just our product. No matter what alcohol you use, the "heads" (the first portion of the distillate) will always taste bad. Hence discard the "heads" to eliminate bad taste.
3. Taste can further be improved by using an Activated Charcoal Filter (such as a Brita). Detailed instructions are provided in the manual that is sent in every package

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 5.8 pounds
  • ASIN: B001R8X30I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,737 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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I did quite a bit of research in figuring out which alcohol still to buy. I thought I would share my thinking regarding how I went about finally deciding on this particular still.

The first consideration I had was what material the still should be made of. Almost all alcohol stills are made of either copper or stainless steel. The vast majority of stills are made from copper and relatively few stills are made entirely from stainless steel.

Those still makers that use copper will claim that they use this material because it is traditional for stills and because it provides quick thermal conductivity. And on both counts they are correct--prohibition era moonshine stills were often made of copper and copper does provide fast heat conductivity.

However, I feel that fast heat conductivity is really not important for a still because stills are used at low to moderate temperatures and distilling sessions tend to be relatively long. I really can't see a need for a still to heat up a bit quicker by using copper material rather than stainless steel. When a distilling session is going to last 45 minutes or so, what's the point of shaving off 30 seconds from that?

And as far as the traditional use of copper in stills, to me, personally, that just doesn't matter that much--what's more important is effectiveness, and I just don't see copper being more effective (plus it's a pain in the rear to clean.)

I suspect the real reason most makers of stills use copper is because it is easily malleable. Most still makers are relatively small operations out of a small workshop. Copper can be easily molded and formed in a small workshop without super elaborate tooling, unlike stainless steel which requires industrial equipment and tooling to mold and stamp.
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If you want to make your own essentials (ummm... or ummm spirits), get this. Not so big that you have to make gallons at a time to get a decent batch.. and not so small that you don't get a full shot... this does the trick.. right in your kitchen.. no mess and tubes everywhere due to using ice to condense. This product is all stainless, very well made and adaptable to various heights depending on your heat source or the collection glass you use. Makes the best distilled product!
It reminds me of the M*A*S*H 4077 tv show... make a glass at a time.
If you utilize essentials (ummm.. or ummmm spirits) this will pay for itself in no time... just pennies to make your own stuff.. good tasting stuff..... GET IT!!! I LOVE MINE!!! GOOD JOB TABLETOP!!!
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Still works pretty good just a couple things.

1.) I wish the pot was bigger. I can only do about a half gallon at a time. I wanted to do slightly larger batches and with 5 gallons of mash It takes a while.
2.) It really burns through ice. With 2 gallons of wine I went through 20 pounds of ice
3.) The condenser is not large enough to condense all the vapors back to liquid so you loose some of what you are distilling. it is pretty easy to add an additional worm to the bottom of it like I did.

If I bought again I would go larger but a nice novelty unit.
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I will refer you to the other reviews that convenced me to purchase this one for the details, but wanted to say this is definately a 5-star purchase. After looking at other home-sized personal options and considering making one with a pressure cooker (which seemed scary) I went with this one. The device is quite clever with the ice bucket; no tubes of water running in and out. It sets up very quickly and works wonderfully. I purchased this to make absinthe and it turned out to be the best I have ever had. And it is so much fun to show off to your friends -- you know, "Look what I made!"
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In commercial wine making, Stainless is used for fermentation and storage. Copper is never used.

With this still, typical yield from 1/2 gallon of 12.5% to 13% wine yields 14 to 15 ounces of 84 to 88 proof distillate - not a trivial amount for a hobbyist who wants to make brandy or Schnaps. This equates to about a gallon of distillate for every 5 gallons of wash. Of course, your experience will vary, depending on alcohol content of your wash. Measurements were made using an alcohol hydrometer with the distillate at 60 degrees F. The hydrometer was also checked against commercial vodka and brandy to ensure accuracy.

I do recommend collection in an Erlenmeyer flask as this may improve efficiency as it has an inverted funnel shape and may help to concentrate the distillate. Higher proof - up to about 112 proof can be obtained with smaller collections say 7 ounces.

If you are cramped for space under the condenser for your collector, I recommend you contact the manufacturer. They will send you some stainless piping and to route the distillate away from directly under the condenser. This will also be necessary if you use an Erlenmeyer flask as the flasks will not fit between the legs of the condenser directly underneath.

As a side note; you will never find a manufacturer with better customer support.

For those who worry about sulphur compounds in your wash, you did not ferment your wash properly. Perhaps some experience in basic wine making would help. I have made wine for about 44 years. I know a little bit about fermentation.
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